19th edition of AUTOEXPO-2016 gives professionals a way to make the most of this unique opportunity to meet and reinforces successful strategy based on three key themes: more business, more services and more events. It will take place from 10th â€“ 12th June at The Dome in Nairobi, Kenya and from 07th â€“ 09th July at the Mlimani Conference Centre in the capital city of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.Â
Â Trading & Sourcing will be open to all exhibitors, individuals and national pavilions, targeting large buyers and the distribution industry in particular. Open for three days to better meet the needs of international customers. AUTOEXPO-2016 will host exhibitors internationally and locally in a combined space of over 3115 sq meters. We aim at gathering positive energy to propel co-operation and innovation.
The construction of Egyptâ€™s nuclear power plant has received a shot in the arm after Russia extended a US$ 25 Billion loan towards the construction of the nuclear plant.The move essentially makes Russia a major sponsor for the nuclear power project.
President Fattah el-Sisi said that the project will remain Key to the country as they look forward to curb the current power shortage facing the country.
Egypt, which will cover the other 15 percent, is to repay the loan over a 22-year period, starting in 2029, with a 3 percent annual interest rate.
Egypt and Russia agreed in February 2015 to build the plant together and signed a memorandum of understanding on the project. But the relations between the two nations were badly impacted after the horrific Russian passenger plane crash in Sinai last October, when all 224 people on board were killed.Read more...
Egypt has inaugurated eight power stations, adding more than 3,600 megawatts to the national electricity grid at a total cost of $2.7 billion.
Speaking during the inauguration Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said that the mega projects are geared towards providing adequate power supply to the rising population of Egypt.
The projects, several of which entered service throughout the past year, include the Upper Egypt West Assiut power station that has a production capacity amounting to 1,000 megawatts.
The West Assiut power station was constructed by a consortium led by General Electric at a cost of $776.5 million and began operations in two phases in May and August 2015, the media office at the electricity ministry told Ahram Online.Read more...
Ghana is to receive some 100 mega watts of power in 2017 to help ease the power challenges confronting the country.
It follows the award of a $704,815 grant by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to Ghanaian solar power developer, Home Energy Africa Limited.
The grant will also offer technical assistance for the generation of the 100-megawatt solar power to feed the national grid. The photovoltaic (PV) project which is near financial closure is situated in the village of Nyimbale-Sankana, in the Upper West Region of Ghana.Read more...
Construction of a major road in Nigeria is on track with 30% of the work complete. The 36.2km Nkawkaw-Abirem road in Nigeria is expected to bring a sigh of relief to drivers and commuters along the stretch when completed.
However, the construction work is being executed by Hugo- Terrano and is being funded by Ghana Cocoa Board as part of the cocoa roads project being undertaken in the Eastern Region and across the country.Read more...
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant of US$704,815 to Home Energy Africa Limited to deliver 100MW solar power project in Ghana in the village of Nyimbale-Sankana.
The grant has been approved through signing by Robert P. Jackson, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Charles Sena Ayenu, Home Energy Africa CEO.
The Ghanaian solar power developer, will provide technical assistance towards the 100MW solar power project. Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing inadequate power challenge such that, 2 out of 3 people in the region lack access to electricity. The insufficient power supply has greatly hinder economic growth in the region.
The government of Ghana and the private sector have plans of merging to brighten Ghanaâ€™s future. Ghanaâ€™s paramount constraints to sustainable economic growth is the countryâ€™s inadequate electric power supply.Read more...
The Tanzania-Zambia Railway (Tazara) is yet to be extended to four other countries including Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and Eastern DR Congo as well as to Tanzaniaâ€™s multibillion-dollar Bagamoyo port.
This is according to Government officials from Tanzania, China and Zambia who met in Dar es Salaam to discuss about the ailing infrastructure link that runs from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri- Mposhi in Zambia.
Rowland Msiska, secretary to the Zambia Cabinet said that the plan is part of the China-Africa co-operation plan which was discussed at the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 2015. Mr. Msiska further said that the revamping and extension of the railway will be financed by China and he also said that the Southern DR Congo is already connected to Tazara through Zambia Railways.Read more...